Oriental fruit moth biofix at the Winchester research center was set on April 14 and our codling moth traps have been checked daily since April 18. First codling moth captures were recorded this morning (May 1) and we will continue to record daily captures until biofix is set. The average biofix date for codling moth at Winchester since 2000 is April 29, so I’m anticipating it soon. My new technician and I are awaiting training on updating the blog site, which has always been done by my technician who retired recently. We expect to begin posting weekly pheromone trap captures and twice weekly information about oriental fruit moth and codling moth development and management recommendations very soon.
Until next time, best wishes.